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Winner of 3 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Winner of 4 awards at Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Dramatic Audience Award, a Special Jury Ensemble Cast Award, and Best Director, U.S. Dramatic (Sian Heder)
All shows will be presented with open captions.
An uplifting story that shines a light on the little seen dynamics and struggles of culturally deaf families. CODA (child of deaf adults) follows Ruby (Emilia Jones), the only hearing member of a culturally deaf family, as she discovers the joy of singing thanks to her tough-love choirmaster. She begins to explore the possibility of a life outside of her sleepy fishing town, but she is torn between familial obligations and realizing her dream.
Writer/Director Sian Heder gives us a jubilant, authentic and intimate look at the interpersonal conflict of mixed-hearing families. Deaf actors Troy Kotsur (winner of several awards this year, including the Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Marlee Matlin (who was the first deaf performer to ever win an Academy Award) and Daniel Durant anchor and give legitimacy to the film with inspiring turns as Rose’s family, balancing the fight to save their business with their hearing daughter’s dream of singing. CODA is a truly beautiful story that just might inspire you to break out into song, after you leave the theater of course.
Starring: Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin, Eugenio Derbez, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant
Director: Sian Heder
Rating: Rated PG-13
Runtime: 111 minutes
Genre: Academy Award Winner, Adaptation, Drama, Festival Favorite, Music, Woman Directed
Country: United States